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Prime Minister must act to protect those experiencing homelessness with insecure migration status during pandemic – read our joint letter

2020-08-11T16:57:45+01:0019 March 2020|Campaigns, News|

NACCOM, along with over 60 other organisations, has jointly written to the Prime Minister Boris Johnson to urge the Government to put in place measures to protect those experiencing homelessness and destitution because of their [...]

How health ‘pop-ups’ are transforming Action Foundation’s InterAction drop-in service

2020-02-20T12:48:35+00:0020 February 2020|Blog, News|

In this month’s guest blog, staff at Action Foundation in Newcastle tell us how providing health pop-up sessions at their regular InterAction drop-ins is helping to transform access to healthcare and wellbeing services for their [...]

New British Red Cross report shows the cost benefit of extending the 28-day move-on period – but we must still champion the moral case too, writes Jessie Seal, NACCOM’s Policy and Campaigns Coordinator

2020-02-20T23:19:02+00:0020 February 2020|Reports and research, Blog, Campaigns, News|

New cost-benefit analysis shows that extending the refugee move-on period would save public money – but we must not lose sight of the moral case for changing a policy that leaves people ‘destitute by design’, [...]

Closing the gap – NACCOM’s response to the NAO’s inquiry into Universal Credit; getting to the first payment

2020-02-11T16:33:44+00:0011 February 2020|Reports and research, Campaigns|

NACCOM has submitted evidence to the National Audit Office's inquiry into Universal Credit, and the five-week wait to receive the first payment. Jessie Seal, our Campaigns and Policy Coordinator, explains why it's vital that the [...]

New research by Women for Refugee Women shines a spotlight on the experiences of destitute women seeking asylum

2020-02-11T12:24:48+00:0011 February 2020|Reports and research, Campaigns, Conferences, News, Resources|

The charity Women for Refugee Women has released some important new research looking into the experiences of asylum-seeking women in the UK. The new report, Will I ever be safe? Asylum-seeking women made destitute in [...]

New research suggests that women-specific hosting could help women facing impossible choices

2020-01-28T11:50:36+00:0028 January 2020|News, Resources|

NACCOM member Commonweal Housing  has released new research that looks at the impact of hosting women experiencing homelessness. The research, which is presented in a report entitled Hosting Her, highlights some of the benefits of [...]

Ending Migrant Homelessness Conference – NACCOM, CRISIS and Homes for Cathy host one-day event to explore solutions to migrant homelessness

2020-02-13T11:07:39+00:009 January 2020|Conferences, News|

NACCOM, CRISIS and the Homes for Cathy group of Housing Associations are hosting a conference looking at Ending Migrant Homelessness. Image courtesy of CRISIS. This one-day event will bring together Housing Associations, charities [...]

NACCOM’s key asks – the five policies the next Government needs to adopt to #EndDestitution

2019-12-12T12:30:18+00:0012 December 2019|Campaigns, News|

Whatever the outcome of today’s General Election, NACCOM is asking the next Government to adopt these key policies to #EndDestitution amongst people seeking asylum, refugees and other migrants with no recourse to public funds. Hazel [...]

Scotland’s highest court rules ‘lock-change evictions’ are legal, putting many people seeking asylum at risk of homelessness

2019-11-19T15:48:17+00:0019 November 2019|Campaigns, News|

Last week, Scotland’s highest court ruled that lock-change evictions of people seeking asylum without court orders are legal. This means that those whose asylum claims have been refused can be evicted, putting them at immediate [...]

Guest blog: “Such extreme want as threatens life” – an account of destitution during the asylum process

2019-11-19T14:22:48+00:0019 November 2019|Blog, News|

In this compelling guest blog, Phil Davis, Coordinator for Hope Projects in Birmingham, part of the NACCOM network, looks at some of the key factors that lead to destitution for those who are appeal rights [...]

Charities highlight severe failures in the new Advice, Issue Reporting and Eligibility Assistance (AIRE) contract

2019-11-07T13:42:19+00:007 November 2019|Campaigns, News|

NACCOM is one of 120 charities to call for urgent action to be taken to review "severe failures" in the new Advice, Issue Reporting and Eligibility Assistance (AIRE) contract, which delivers asylum support. In a [...]

Headline accommodation statistics 2018-2019 – who did our members support last year?

2019-11-05T15:17:58+00:005 November 2019|Campaigns, Project news, Resources|

Each year, NACCOM members provide information on the number, needs and experiences of people accommodated through their services who are facing destitution because of the immigration system. This unique body of evidence from our members [...]

How has NACCOM made an impact this year? Read our 2018-2019 Impact Report

2019-10-24T13:59:56+01:0024 October 2019|Campaigns, News, Resources|

[button link="https://naccom.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/NACCOM-ImpactReport_2019-10-11_DIGITAL.pdf" bg_color="#3d9293"]DOWNLOAD OUR 2018 - 2019 IMPACT REPORT[/button] Hazel Williams, NACCOM’s National Director, introduces our latest Impact Report and outlines how NACCOM has made an impact this year. “This is the second Impact Report [...]

NACCOM and EASL offer one-day Introduction to Mental Health course for those working with refugees and people seeking asylum

2019-10-16T15:31:22+01:0016 October 2019|News|

NACCOM in partnership with EASL is running a one day course for those working with refugees, people seeking asylum and other migrants. When: Wednesday 20th November (one-day course) Time: 9:45 for a 10am start – [...]

‘Missing the Safety Net’ – Government failings are leaving vulnerable people seeking asylum homeless and hungry, new joint report finds

2019-09-05T12:08:39+01:005 September 2019|Campaigns|

New research published today by the charities Refugee Action and NACCOM, the No Accommodation Network, has revealed that vulnerable people refused asylum in the UK, including pregnant women and those with serious mental health conditions, [...]

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